Former television news anchor Kari Lake has become something of a darling on the right. As Arizona’s Republican candidate for governor, she has quickly made a name for herself.
Lake’s brand of fiery, feminine Trumpism has also made her the subject of criticism from the left and the Orange Man Bad crowd. It is her willingness to take on the activist media without pulling punches that has endeared her to the non-establishment right and could just take her to the state’s governor’s mansion.
One of the left’s favorite attacks against Lake is related to her questioning of the 2020 presidential election. But in a recent exchange with the activist media, the candidate put the left on blast when it comes to election denial.
During a press conference, the topic was brought up once again. One of the onlookers brought up how there are tons of articles and op-eds about Lake’s questioning of the 2020 presidential. But the candidate came prepared with the receipts.
“Let’s talk about election deniers. Here’s 150 examples of Democrats denying election results,” Lake responded. She then quoted some of the Democrats on the list who denied the results of various elections:
Oh, wow, look at this. This is from Joe Biden’s press secretary. “Reminder, Brian Kemp stole the gubernatorial election from Georgians and Stacey Abrams.” Democrats saying that. Is that an election denier? Oh, look at this. Just heard Republican Ryan Costello said it would be difficult for Stacey Abrams to win because she lost her state bid, but yet she’s still claiming she never lost. This is Hillary Clinton: “Trump is an illegitimate president.” Is she an election denier?
The candidate also pointed to a Los Angeles Times article questioning if the 2016 election was “legitimate.”
“So it’s okay for Democrats to question elections, but it’s not okay for Republicans? It’s a crock of BS. Every one of you knows it,” Lake continued. “We have our freedom of speech and we’re not going to relinquish it to a bunch of fake news propagandists.”
The candidate went on to affirm her commitment to ensuring fair elections in Arizona after she is elected:
Since 2000, people have questioned the legitimacy of our elections. And all we’re asking is that in the future, we don’t have that have to happen anymore. When I’m governor excuse me, when I’m governor, we’re going to make sure we have honest elections. We want the Democrats, the Independents, and the Republicans to all know that their vote counted. We want fair, honest, and transparent elections, and we’re going to deliver that for the people.
Let's talk about "Election Deniers."
I brought receipts. ⤵️ pic.twitter.com/0vzg0ecdx3
— Kari Lake (@KariLake) October 18, 2022
This is precisely how every single conservative leader, politician, and candidate should handle the media. Lake expertly revealed the Democrats’ brazen hypocrisy when it comes to election denial.
The reality is that Democrats, along with their close friends and allies in the activist media, love election denial as long as it’s the left doing it. They cheered when Democrats dragged the nation through a whole hoax predicated on the lie that Russia handed the Orange Man What Is Bad™ the presidency in 2016. Indeed, polling shows that many on the left still believe this myth.
A Rasmussen poll released earlier in 2022 found that 72 percent of Democrats believe that “Russia succeeded” in influencing the outcome of the 2016 presidential election. This remains true despite the fact that an investigation that cost taxpayers millions of dollars, conducted by special counsel Robert Mueller, found no evidence that Trump colluded with the Kremlin. The FBI also denied the idea that Moscow’s antics influenced the race in any meaningful way.
These are inconvenient realities the left would rather we didn’t know. Unfortunately for them, our memories are not that faulty.